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Dataset for metatranscriptome analysis of Prochlorococcus-rich marine picoplankton communities in the Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea
Steglich, C.; Stazic, D.; Lott, S.C.; Voigt, K.; Greengrass, E.; Lindell, D.; Hess, W.R. (2015). Dataset for metatranscriptome analysis of Prochlorococcus-rich marine picoplankton communities in the Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea. Marine Genomics 19: 5-7. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.margen.2014.10.009
In: Marine Genomics. Elsevier: Amsterdam. ISSN 1874-7787; e-ISSN 1876-7478, more
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Keywords
    Exploitable Scientific Result
    Marine Sciences
    Marine Sciences > Marine Genomics
    Scientific Community
    Scientific Publication
    Marine
Author keywords
    Metatranscriptomics; Microbial community; ncRNA; Prochlorococcus;RNA-seq

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  • Association of European marine biological laboratories, more

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  • Steglich, C.
  • Stazic, D.
  • Lott, S.C.
  • Voigt, K.
  • Greengrass, E.
  • Lindell, D.
  • Hess, W.R.

Abstract
    Regulatory RNAs play a central role in the regulation of gene expression and can act on several regulatory levels from transcriptional initiation and RNA processing to the control of initiation of translation and RNA stability. One class of these molecules is non-coding (nc)RNAs in bacteria that typically lack protein-coding potential, range in size between 50 and 500 nt and originate from intergenic regions. Common methods for the identification of these RNAs are either based on computational predictions, or on transcriptomic analyses of laboratory cultures, whereas very little is known about ncRNAs in environmental microbial populations. Here, we have combined a metatranscriptomics approach with a selective enrichment protocol for ncRNAs. The primary objective of this study was the identification of novel, environmentally relevant ncRNAs focusing on the cyanobacterium Prochlorococcus, which was one of the dominant microorganisms of the marine community of the Gulf of Aqaba when samples were taken.

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